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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-27-2011, 04:36 PM Thread Starter
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1st Ibanez, Starting Proj.

Ok so I just got back into guitars and decided to get an Ibanez. I love the look of the rgs. So ended up with a rg350mdx.

Since then I ordered an '01 250dx body off of the bay. Mainly because it has a white pearl pickgaurd I plan to put on the 350mdx. Then I am thinking of refinishing the body, getting a neck and a trem. Then I will have a secondary guitar.

You guys will probably be answering alot of questions in the near future. I am new to this so dont be shy to steer me the right way

Upgrades to come
350 mdx
-white pearl pickguard

250 dx
-strip and stain
-floyd gotoh
-wizard neck AANJ
-new hardware

Any help is appreciated
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-28-2011, 01:53 PM Thread Starter
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Re: 1st Ibanez, Starting Proj.

New ideas since this is my first build. I want to go on the cheap side, just to make sure I can do this. If it works then I can put a quality guitar together.

I have been looking at some cheaper trems that are Lic under FR on the bay. What do you guys this for my budget build. Not sure if they will fit?

I also was wondering if I could use a jackson neck on my AANJ body?
post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-29-2011, 12:26 AM
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Re: 1st Ibanez, Starting Proj.

a Gotoh should fit, and i would go with that, all their parts are phenomenal!
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-29-2011, 01:01 AM
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Re: 1st Ibanez, Starting Proj.

A Jackson neck with a square heel won't fit on an AANJ body. If you get a cheap LFC off the bay, then you're not going to be moving up in quality, you're either going to be moving down or sideways(no change) from the Edge III that came on the guitar originally. An OFR from Warmoth is $100 cheaper than an OFR from Floyd rose(I have no clue how that works, but it does), making it only $180.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-29-2011, 01:04 AM
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Re: 1st Ibanez, Starting Proj.

If you can't find a neck that fits, you can have one made for you(the 2 neck builders for Ibby's that I know of are Ed Roman and Nat Perle). It's generally not a good idea to mix bolt-on necks/bodies with different brands.

And If you don't already have an idea for pups, then you should know that Ibanez and Dimarzio go together like pancakes and syrup.
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